Nelson Van Camp was from Cortland Co. NY. He enl. in the 1st NY Engineers,Co. H,on Feb.12,1864 as a Private. He had a wife Ann,and one or two small children when he died of disease in Balfour Hospital,Portsmouth,VA on Sept. 22,1864.Since he was 37 years old,I can surmise that he was frustrated at watching events pass him by.
George B. Van Camp was b. 7 Jun. 1843 in nearby Vesper. He had already signed up for nine months in the 176th N Y Vol. Inf. as a Sgt.,was taken prisoner in LA.,paroled and returned home. He reenlisted in the 1st. N Y. Engineers,Co. H,the day before Nelson did. His father was Elias P. Van Camp,mother was Mary Ann. He d.10 Aug. 1893 in Marathon,Cortland County,NY.
I am confident there is a relationship between the two men,but have never determined that.